Dr. Chad Bragg, DC, MBA is the founder of Tranquility Specific Chiropractic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a licensed chiropractor in the state of Pennsylvania, and his office has been serving patients with specific health concerns since 2001. Being in the upper cervical practice for over 20 years, he is dedicated to providing patients the highest level of care possible. He finished his undergraduate degree at the Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, and earned his postgraduate degree from Logan University’s College of Chiropractic, where he graduated with honors in 2000.

Technique/s: Knee Chest, Upper Cervical Specific

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How It’s Like to Have Fibromyalgia When You’re A Student

Most people associate fibromyalgia with old age. However, in truth, it can affect even the younger ones. Take, for example, 21 and 26 years old Mandy Cascun and Cristabel Cutajar. Their story in The Malta Independent on their fibromyalgia experience as college students has resonated with many youngsters who experience fibromyalgia and neck pain.  Both students have been struggling with their symptoms since childhood. However, they only got their diagnosis later in life. They shared that they struggled with exhaustion and lethargy while moving from one place to another at the university or attending long hours of lectures. Cascun and [...]

By |June 13th, 2021|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How It’s Like to Have Fibromyalgia When You’re A Student

Answers to Top 7 Questions About Vertigo

What is vertigo? What should you do if you experience it? How do you know if it’s a vertigo episode or just a dizzying spell? These are just a few examples of the top FAQs on vertigo. It’s a debilitating symptom that can pose risks when combined with hazards like wet flooring or a moving vehicle. Read our discussion below as we try to understand vertigo and its symptoms. Find out the answers to the seven most commonly asked questions about the spinning sensation.  Question #1: What is vertigo? Vertigo is a condition known to millions of people in the [...]

Perfect Storm of Illness: Fibromyalgia and Migraine

In meteorology, the term “perfect storm” refers to any phenomena where rare circumstances combine to create an even more critical situation.  In other words, it is a “worst-case scenario.”  For example, a totally unrelated presence of warm air from a low-pressure area combines with the cool, dry air from a high-pressure area in addition to the tropical moisture. These are three different weather situations that, when combined, produce such a ferocious typhoon that threatens both people and the environment they live in.  When fibromyalgia and migraines come together, it is also a perfect storm of illness that can physically, emotionally, [...]

By |December 13th, 2020|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Perfect Storm of Illness: Fibromyalgia and Migraine

What Causes Disequilibrium?

Disequilibrium is an imbalance or the feeling that you are about to fall over. On the other hand, vertigo occurs when a person falsely senses spinning movement as if he or she moves around, when, in fact, there is no movement happening at all.  Some people have the wrong impression of what vertigo is. Vertigo is just a symptom associated with a problem in the inner ear, not a condition. BPPV is among the most common types of vertigo. BPPV stands for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo that occurs whenever you move your head to a different position.  Disequilibrium vs. Vertigo [...]

Four Natural Steps to Take for Fighting Fibromyalgia

If you are dealing with chronic pain, sleepless nights, and mental confusion, then you may be one of the millions of Americans battling fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, those symptoms can also indicate a bunch of other health conditions. That’s why it takes so long to get a diagnosis when it comes to syndromes like fibromyalgia.  Whether you have already gotten a diagnosis or are working on it with your healthcare practitioner, we want to share with you some natural things that you can do to combat the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Since the majority of the symptoms are neurological in nature, you will [...]

By |January 12th, 2020|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Four Natural Steps to Take for Fighting Fibromyalgia

If You Read One Article About Meniere’s Disease, This Should Be It

Meniere’s disease may not be the most common vertigo cause, but it certainly is one of the most recognizable. We are going to begin our discussion by taking a closer look at the four primary symptoms of Meniere’s. Then we will share some research that points to upper cervical chiropractic as the best way to get natural help.  Meniere’s Disease Symptoms  There are four main symptoms that characterize this vestibular condition. Please note that while symptoms often appear in just one ear, both ears can be affected by Meniere’s. In fact, as the disease progresses, it becomes more likely for [...]

By |October 13th, 2019|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on If You Read One Article About Meniere’s Disease, This Should Be It

This Article will Make You Look at Vertigo in a Whole New Way

What is vertigo? It is a false sensation of movement. You probably hear people with vertigo say that the room is spinning, but in reality, vertigo can refer to any sort of sensation of movement including swaying or tilting. When we are kids, we actually enjoy vertigo and cause it on purpose by spinning around really fast until it keeps going when we stop. As an adult, especially as an elderly person, we become fearful of vertigo because it can cause a dangerous fall. How can you find long-term relief from chronic or recurring vertigo? We’re going to look at [...]

By |May 12th, 2019|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on This Article will Make You Look at Vertigo in a Whole New Way

Chronic Headache Conditions – The Role the Neck Plays

Headache conditions affect nearly everyone. Whether you get the most common form of a headache (tension headaches) or your headaches are caused by a neurological condition such as migraines, you may be surprised to find out about the key role that the neck plays in the onset of chronic headache conditions. We’re going to take a closer look at the neck to see why it can be the source of headaches. Then we will consider a natural way to find relief if your chronic headache condition is stemming from a problem in the upper cervical spine. The Relationship Between Cervical [...]

By |February 10th, 2019|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Chronic Headache Conditions – The Role the Neck Plays

What Is Vertigo Disease and What Can You Do About It?

Vertigo disease takes the form of many different health conditions, which is why vertigo is so common. Rather than being a disease on its own, vertigo is a symptom of many different syndromes. We're going to address what some of these potential vertigo causes are and how you can find relief. If you have been dealing with recurring vertigo for a number of years, you may feel frustrated and hopeless. Maybe you have even given into the notion that vertigo is just a normal part of the aging process. However, you shouldn’t have to live each day uncertain about whether [...]

By |November 11th, 2018|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What Is Vertigo Disease and What Can You Do About It?

The Effect of the Neck on Headaches as We Age

There are a lot of different types of headaches out there. Some people get headaches due to sinus pressure. For others, the problem is a tension headache. Migraines are a common source of headaches. There are also headaches that result from the flu and other viruses, concussions, and emergency issues like meningitis. Is age a factor in getting a diagnosis? One study found very different causes of headaches in adults aged 45 and under versus those aged over 45. For example, younger people seemed to suffer more from tension headaches, migraines, and sinus headaches. Let’s explore this phenomenon. Common Causes [...]

By |August 12th, 2018|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Effect of the Neck on Headaches as We Age
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